Maldives parliament to resume after suspicious fire

Parliament secretariat has tabled a sitting on Tuesday, nearly a month after it suspended sittings over a suspicious fire.

President’s nominations for the new governor and the new ambassador to Sri Lanka have been scheduled on Tuesday’s agenda.

Parliament last held a session on July 31, which had been cut-short after opposition lawmakers erupted in protest, laying siege to the speaker’s table.

The Parliament rules of procedure mandate holding sessions from Monday through Wednesday every week under normal conditions.

While parliament’s second term commenced back in June, the parliament had seen only eight sessions. An unusual and suspicious small fire had broken out in the of the restrooms of parliament which had suspended sessions.

Meanwhile, staffs employed at the parliament administration has been notified under a memo which conditioned staffs to fill and submit a permit application at Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) requesting to work out of office hours – with the reason being stated as the continued work to increase and bolster the security around the premises.

So far no comment from the deputy speaker vice speaker on the matter has been lodged – similarly, both majority and minority leaders have been unavailable for comment.

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